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DUI Checkpoint Nets Zero Arrests In El Cajon

Post Date:06/27/2017 2:28 PM

DUI Checkpoint Nets Zero Arrests

Post Date: 06/27/2017 2:30 PM

TYPE OF INCIDENT: DUI Checkpoint Results

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: 06-24-17 at 8:00 PM to 1:30 AM

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 1400 Block of East Washington Avenue, El Cajon 

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

El Cajon, CA – El Cajon Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on June 24, 2017, at in the 1400 block of East Washington Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI/Drivers License checkpoints, have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive alcohol or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

No arrests were made as a result of the checkpoint.

RESULTS:

682 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint location

473 Vehicles were stopped

23 Cars were pulled into secondary inspections

(1) One FST was administered

0 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested

0 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)

0 Arrested on other Criminal Charges

10 Drivers cited for miscellaneous violations

5 Vehicles were impounded

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

El Cajon PD will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and DUI saturation Patrol in the coming months in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

 

COMPLETED BY:

Lt. Steve Kirk

El Cajon Police Department Special Enforcement Division

REVIEWED BY:

Sgt. Kevin Maxwell

El Cajon Police Department Traffic Unit

DATE/TIME: 06-27-17 @ 2:20 PM

Police Chief Jeff Davis

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